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procure

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Definition get by special effort
  • She said the Air Force lacks the funds to procure maintenance equipment it needs.
procure = get by special effort
  • She was charged with making false statements to procure a passport.
  • procure = get by special effort
  • Kellman concludes that the elaborate federal procurement process "functions as a sort of Maginot line," which looks imposing but operates simply to redirect dishonesty into other areas.
    Phillip K. Howard  --  The Death of Common Sense
  • Every moment of every day had been filled with tasks, from packing and sorting sacks of flour and freeze-dried food, to procuring permits and arranging plane tickets, to hiring porters and mules.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • procuring = getting by special effort
  • Why did you stop the Dark Lord procuring the Sorcerer's Stone?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • procuring = getting by special effort
  • Now, there are several items you will need to procure for our moonlight jaunts.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • procure = get by special effort
  • Jem procured some peachtree switches from the back yard, plaited them, and bent them into bones to be covered with dirt.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • procured = got by special effort
  • By chance, however, the first boot which was procured for him was a new one and, therefore, useless for his purpose.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The city made no arrangements to help less fortunate citizens procure loans necessary for the actual work.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • If it can be procured through negotiation, rather than unnecessary bloodshed, so much the better.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • CREON 'tis true; 'twas I procured thee this delight, Knowing the joy they were to thee of old.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Greatly excited by these discoveries, I hurried home, procured a telescope, and returned to the rock.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • A smart businessman, he's gone to the trouble, taken the risk of procuring a specimen from the Eden Colony.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Vassily Ivanovitch expressed his regret that no one had taken steps to procure medical aid sooner, and declared there was no hope.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Far from that, Diana; his sole idea in proposing to me is to procure a fitting fellow-labourer in his Indian toils.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Expense must not be spared in procuring such intelligence, and will readily be paid by me.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • It was an even bet that Clarence had procured that favor for me —and furnished the language, too.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • I will spend all I have, and thankfully, to procure it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • At what ease Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt To swear against you?
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • All the bedding and clothing was packed in great sacks of dressed calfskin, which Sabino procured from old Mexican settlers.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop

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